It’s a Math Thing

In conversations about United Methodist disaffiliations, I’ve heard lots of talk about people voting “abstain” and how those “should be counted”. First some disaffiliation background… In disaffiliation votes, in order to succeed, a vote must garner 67% (66.6%) or more “yes” votes of the “members present.” So, if 100 members are present, a church would […]

Lent Again

Sometime around Christmas I always make it a point to say out loud that the Wise Men never appeared at the manger; we don’t know how many of them there were; and nothing indicates they were kings (in fact, royalty is highly unlikely given what we do know). I can bank on someone telling me […]

Reading the wrinkles

Well, we received word today of another wrinkle in the Protocol to split the United Methodist Church amicably. The Annual Conference of Liberia passed a resolution regarding the Protocol on Friday that takes issue with all of the main planks in the Protocol’s platform. You can read the entire resolution here –> A few […]